Darkest Day of A Company – 312th Engineer Battalion, January 11th 1945 – September 2015 Update
Relive The Past – Berdorf in the Battle of the Bulge
The purpose of this article is to tell the story of Willard G. Meek and to reveal what happened to A Company, 312th Engineer Battalion, 87th Infantry Division on January 11th 1945. On that day A company lost twenty-four soldiers. One of the soldiers stated KIA that day was Willard G. Meek. Willard’s cousin, D. […]
Schumann’s Eck Memorial Trail 1944-1945 Battle of the Bulge Tour
Free World War 2 Battlefield Tour! This battlefield tour focusses on the Southern Shoulder of the Battle of the Bulge. In the village of Berdorf, this guided tour takes you back in time to relive the past and witness historical locations and battlefield sites that were part of the Battle of the Bulge. Focussing on […]
Veteran Research: Pvt William D. Sheehan – Battle of the Bulge
Before we start on this topic I’d like to make clear that this was part of a four-day trip in the Battle of the Bulge area. I highly suggest you to read the first part of it by clicking HERE! In the 10 years that I’ve visited the Ardennes, I’ve come across this place many […]
D-Day 2015: The completion of a wonderful trip!
WILLIAM D. SHEEHAN KILLED IN ACTION Word was received here this week that Pfc. William D. Sheehan of Osage, was reported killed in action in Luxembourg on December 26th. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Sheehan of Osage. The parents received the telegram from the War Department on Sunday, January 14th. Young […]
Battle of the Bulge 70th Anniversary?
Got home from my Normandy trip today! Wow, I had such a blast in the past 4 days! Today we went to Ouistreham and visited the Bunker museum. Quite interesting to visit a three story building like this! The LCVP outside was used on the Saving Private Ryan Set! Without much time for WW2 stuff […]
A very unusual meeting between U.S. and German soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge!
After the 70th Anniversary of D-Day, Operation Dragoon and Operation Market Garden, I’m happy to announce that I will be at the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge! I recently received Ian Gardner’s new book: No Victory in Valhalla. Ian delivers outstanding research to the 3rd Bn. of the 506th PIR, 101st Airborne […]
Battle of the Ardennes Museum – La Roche
During war the most unusual things can happen at most the dangerous situations. This particular story is about the 2nd infantry regiment during the Battle of the Bulge. The moment is described in the book: A foot soldier for Patton “The story of a “Red Diamond” infantryman with the US Third Army” by Michael C. Bilder […]
The New Bastogne War Museum!
On the last day of our holiday in Luxembourg we made a visit to the Musée de la Bataille des Ardennes in La Roche, Belgium. La Roche was bombed during the Battle of the Bulge and fierce fights took place in and around the village. Just outside the center you will find two tanks: An M4A1 […]
On March 27th 2014 the new Bastogne War Museum opened it’s doors. I was lucky to visit it a few weeks after the opening. All I can say is that I had an amazing new experience of the battle of the bulge. The battles around Bastogne is told from four different perspectives. That from a […]